His win for 'Best Actor' has also become the most tweeted Academy Award moment of all time
A video of Leonardo DiCaprio taking a sneaky swipe at The Oscars has appeared online.
DiCaprio finally won his first Academy Award for Best Actor in The Revenant at last night’s ceremony (February 28), with the star wasting no time in getting his name engraved on the statue.
Variety has obtained a clip of DiCaprio getting his moniker etched onto his Oscar at the Governors Ball, with the star delivering an epic one-liner during the process.
Speaking to the engraver, he quipped: “Do you do this every year? I wouldn’t know.”
After sharing the joke, he was then handed a leaflet on how to care for his award, with Leo replying: “I have to take care of it? I have to maintain it? What does it need?”
DiCaprio’s Best Actor win has gone on to be the most tweeted about Academy Award moment ever, beating Ellen DeGeneres’ star-filled selfie from two years ago.
According to Twitter, the actor’s victory saw around 440,000 tweets per minute, replacing DeGeneres’ previous record of 225,000 tweets per minute.
West posted a message to Twitter after the win, describing DiCaprio as “our guy” and adding: “We’re so so happy for Leo!” DiCaprio had previously been romantically linked to West’s friend and collaborator Rihanna.
Meanwhile, DiCaprio used his Oscar acceptance speech to talk about climate change. “Climate change is real. It is happening right now,” he said. “It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”